New statistics show that more fatal car crashes are being caused by drugs, marijuana, and opioids. A 2016 statistics showed that at least 44 percent of drivers who died in crashes had some trace of drug in their system.
May 31, 2018
Recent studies revealed an increase in marijuana use among parents as states fight for its legalization. This means that more children are exposed to secondhand smoke, but studies are still in their early stages to determine its long-term effects.
Public Health May 21, 2018
Researchers discovered that teenagers today are more likely to choose marijuana as their first drug instead of tobacco or alcohol. The number of teens abstaining from drugs has also increased.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018
Researchers found that cannabis use among parents with children in their homes has increased from 4.9 percent to 6.8 percent in the United States. Researchers say the increase may complicate the effort to minimize the exposure to secondhand smoke.
Public Health May 14, 2018
Since 2017, more American workers have tested positive for marijuana, meth, and cocaine. The rates for the usage of opiates has declined over the past 10 years.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018
Majority of oncologists in the United States feel they are less knowledgeable about the benefits of medical marijuana. However, a latest survey revealed that almost half of the respondents recommended cannabis for their cancer patients.
Public Health May 11, 2018
According to experts from human resources, more companies are pulling back from pre-screening potential employees. Several in-demand jobs have already begun to drop drug screening tests in order to fill positions.
Public Health May 7, 2018
According to doctors in Maine, medical marijuana has helped treat several patient's addictions to opioids. Since 2016, nearly 66% of the deaths that were drug-overdose related were due to an overdose of opioids.
Medicine April 30, 2018
A survey showed that vaping teenagers may be twice as likely to smoke marijuana, with the trend worse among younger people. The results provide further evidence that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to tobacco and drugs.
Public Health April 24, 2018
A research team at Washington State University conducted a study to find whether several doses of cannabis could reduce anxiety and depression. The strains that were used for the study were tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018
Cannabinoids that include CBD and THC feature anti-inflammatory properties that can help resolve skin conditions and relieve pain. One woman explained that the plant helped clear up her Rosacea.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 2018
An FDA advisory committee gave the go-ahead for Epidiolex, a marijuana-based drug that treats two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. The FDA is scheduled to vote this June.
Medicine April 20, 2018
GW Pharmaceuticals awaits FDA approval for Epidiolex, which contains an element derived from cannabis. It will treat children suffering from two rare forms of epilepsy by making their seizures less frequent.
Medicine April 18, 2018
A CDC report finds that workers in the food industry have the highest prevalence of cannabis use. The results could help employers create drug-related policies to ensure safety and security.
Public Health April 14, 2018
Fake marijuana tainted with rat poison already killed three in Illinois and sickened over 100 due to dangerous bleeding. Is it safe to use synthetic cannabinoids that are not contaminated with other substances?
Public Health April 12, 2018
Women, who regularly smoke marijuana while breastfeeding, could have exposed their babies to THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. Scientists have yet to find its effects on the baby’s neurological development.
Public Health April 11, 2018
A syndrome caused by marijuana usage could be relieved if the user takes a hot shower. This nauseating side effect affects heavy marijuana users but has a simple fix.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2018
Two new studies find that legalizing marijuana may help offset the number of opioid prescriptions. Opioid deaths are ravaging through every state in the U.S.
Public Health April 3, 2018
Cases of severe bleeding in Illinois over synthetic marijuana use have grown to 22. State health officials say the situation is being investigated and that no deaths have been reported so far.
Public Health March 30, 2018
Another study showed promising results on the benefits of marijuana in curbing relapse symptoms of alcohol and cocaine addiction. Experiments were conducted in rats that are injected with CBD-containing gel for three days and followed up after five months.
Medicine March 26, 2018
SC Johnson vehemently denied reports that high concentrations of its household chemicals can lead to aggressive behaviors. Earlier, authorities reported cases of addicts behaving like “mad dogs” when police found that their drugs were laced with household chemicals.
Public Health March 23, 2018
Prevailing wisdom for years has been that only secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to people, but new research may be upending that. Secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as harmful as cigarette smoke.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018
A new study sheds light on the association between light marijuana use and developing chronic kidney disease. It turns out there’s no link between the two at all.
Medicine March 5, 2018
Can marijuana legalization really lead to more recreational users among adolescents or can it actually help combat the opioid epidemic? Two new studies found no evidence to support both myths.
Public Health February 23, 2018
Michigan's licensing and regulatory department has published a new universal symbol for the labeling of medical marijuana. A symbol with the marijuana leaf inside a triangle should be labeled on any product that contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
Public Health February 17, 2018
A new study has shown that 4/20, which is the annual pot celebration day, is related to an increase in fatal car accidents. Moreover, people do not think that smoking up can influence their driving.
Public Health February 12, 2018
Sylvia A. Rubio, a 38-year-old from Radium Springs, New Mexico, gave her 13-year-old daughter marijuana gummies to help her reduce symptoms of anxiety. She was charged with child abuse and distributing marijuana to a minor.
Viral February 11, 2018
Marijuana can cause multiple health problems, including damage to the lungs, memory loss, and fast heart rate. However, after the use of marijuana, some people may experience anxiety and panic attacks while others may not.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018
A clinical trial involving 171 patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome showed GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex can reduce seizures. What are the side effects of this marijuana-based drug?
Medicine January 25, 2018
A fifth-grade student shared THC-infused gummy bears to fourth graders at a New Mexico elementary school. School officials realized these were not ordinary candies after the children fell ill and they saw a box labeled 'Incredibles.'
Public Health January 22, 2018
In California, more than 300,000 pregnant women smoking weed were tested. What resulted from the study has caused alarm among physicians.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017
The so-called first marijuana-associated death of an 11-month-old child turns out to be a misinterpretation of the case report. Is the report baseless or cannabis can indeed cause overdose and death?
Public Health November 19, 2017
California's cannabis industry is already facing challenges before sales begin in January. Legalizing pot resulted in a bevy of taxes that may force prices to rise by 70 percent.
Public Health November 8, 2017
A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017
A study has found that smoking pot is beneficial for sex life. Regular weed smokers reportedly engage in sex more frequently in comparison to those who abstain.
October 28, 2017
More cases of driving under the influence of drugs have been reported in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, a new study revealed. These states include Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2017
Latest study shows evidence of positive results from medicinal cannabis use among patients with a rare and severe form of epilepsy. What are some of the other conditions that marijuana has proven capable of treating?
Medicine May 26, 2017
A compound present in marijuana was shown effective in treating children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. What are the side effects of the treatment?
Medicine May 25, 2017
A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?
Public Health April 30, 2017
The young man who was declined a spot on the transplant list of the University of Utah Hospital because of marijuana use has passed away. The 19-year-old received a lung transplant just four weeks ago.
Public Health April 25, 2017
A study revealed that severe epilepsy can be given relief in terms of reduction in seizures through the use of cannabidiol, a component in marijuana or cannabis plant. The trials showed a significant reduction in seizures after administering the drug.
Medicine April 19, 2017
A phone survey involving 1,122 adults revealed that 52 percent of adult Americans have tried using marijuana at least once and 14 percent are regular users. Stigma, however, still exists.
Public Health April 17, 2017
A teen was denied treatment by the University of Utah Hospital after being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Riley Hancey was left untreated as he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol, a chief intoxicant in marijuana.
April 13, 2017
Cookies and muffins that contained cannabis oil sickened several employees at a North Carolina Hospital. Here's why no charges were filed against the person who baked the goods and the employee who brought them to the hospital.
Public Health April 5, 2017
Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for a new legislation which they hope would cleverly evade the Trump administration's future nationwide crackdown on marijuana. But there’s a catch.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017